Friday, August 11, 2017

Forrest Wood cup at Lake Murray SC

Forrest Wood cup is on at Lake Murray SC, this weekend.  You can follow the event live at the official website:
If you have the i-Boating app, you can download the latest Lake Murray Depth map with HD contours, fish attractor locations and more to your device. You can also check out the lake contour map on the online lake maps and charts viewer.


Lake Murray Depth Map

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

External USB and Bluetooth GPS over COM/Serial port for Windows 10 laptops/PCs/tablets.

We have pushed a latest package for our Windows 10 i-Boating application for desktops. Starting version 30.0.0.0 i-Boating for Windows supports GPS devices over COM/Serial ports.  Most GPS drivers make the device available as a serial port/COM port device.

This would allow  our customers to use their external USB and bluetooth GPS devices on their Windows devices.

  • Plug in your USB GPS or pair your bluetooth GPS. Note that this needs to be done outside the app. You must verify that your device appears under serial port in device manager.
  • Tap on menu/more/overflow button on top right and select "Settings".
  • Tap on button that says "Built in Gps Provider (Tap to Change)"
  • Select GPS over Serial/COM port.
  • This will list all serial/COM port devices. Select the device you wish to use.
  • It is important that you configure the baud rate, device bits and parity for your device. These settings vary across devices.
  • Tap on "Save Selected Device"
Once that is done, AutoFollow, Track Recording and other GPS features would use GPS over serial port.